International alliance for a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence

EU, 2020 - 2024
Contract value: 2,497,100 EUR

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a top priority for the EU. The European Commission, in close cooperation with the European External Action Service and Member States, is working with like-minded partners in international fora to advance common approaches to human-centered AI. Over the past years, the EU has developed an approach to AI that supports and promotes the development and deployment of AI across Europe, while ensuring that the technology is developed and deployed in a way that fully respects European values and principles. This human-centred approach to AI should become a reference at the global level. Promoting appropriate ethical and legal frameworks globally will facilitate the deployment of AI and foster trust, benefiting businesses and citizens. By mobilizing logistical resources and expertise within the project, the EU aims to complement ongoing international processes through joint initiatives with key interested partners. The project will support existing dialogues with EU partners at both bilateral and multilateral levels. Synergies will be created with existing facilities supporting sectoral dialogues. This contract contributes to the overall objective of contributing to the establishment of an ethical and trustworthy framework to enable the growth of AI in line with EU and universally recognized values, and to prepare the ground for building a global alliance in this field.

The objectives of this contract are to support the EU in developing responsible leadership in global discussions on AI (legal and ethical aspects, best practices, research, etc.), to create the conditions for the adoption of policies and best practices/standards that ensure an appropriate ethical and legal framework for AI, and to increase public awareness of the challenges and opportunities associated with AI. 

In terms of bilateral policy dialogues, the project will initially focus on Japan, Canada and Australia, with South Korea as another like-minded country to be considered in the future. Several others may be targeted.


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